The club had a very good week with victories in both the Fife Cup and the league, unfortunately we missed out on progressing into the next round of the Murgitroyd T20 Cup. We played Cupar in the Fife Cup on a very tricky wicket and managed to overcome them without too many problems, keeping their runs to below 100. Freuchie made the target without losing too many wickets. Jock Wallace was the main stay with 42 not out. The next round should be played next week but we don’t yet know the opponent.
Congratulations to Dave Cowan who captained the 1st XI to their first league victory of the season in my absence. Freuchie amassed a first innings total of 277, Scott Galloway made 94, Scott Gourlay 56 and Dave Cowan 32. Freuchie then restricted SMRH to 115 all out, Steve Rowley was the main wicket taker with 4 for 23, Andy Sutherland 2 for 25 and Jamie McIntosh 2 for 14 against his old team.The scorecard for this match is available here.
WELL DONE LADS!!
Unfortunately we lost to Dunfermline in the Murgitroyd T20 on Sunday, hopefully we can do better against them next month in the Scottish Cup.
A special mention to the Under 15’s who won against Perth in a very exciting game during the week. The game finished in the pouring rain but Freuchie bowled and fielded very well to defend 74. The young lads are progressing very well and improving with every game.
Allan Baxter (aka Scribe) has been honoured for services to cricket by Freuchie Cricket Club. As he approaches the completion of 45 years of scoring service, another landmark moment was reached a few weeks ago with the 2000th match being scored at Huntly. To acknowledge this super feat a memento was presented to Scribe by Freuchie Cricket Club President Ian Paterson during last week’s match against Corstorphine.
Scribe started scoring on the 16th of May 1964 (45 years ago) at an under 15 game over at Ballyclair in Northern Ireland. His illustrious career includes 35 years scoring at Cupar and the last five seasons at Freuchie.
Ian Paterson paid special mention to this meritorious achievement:
Scribe’s dedication and meticulous attention to detail whilst scoring for the last 45 years is a true example to us all. The club is extremely proud to have such a Scottish cricketing icon as our scorer.